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China Provides $ 7.5 Million Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Shanghai — China will provide Afghanistan with 50 million yuan ($ 7.5 million) worth of humanitarian aid after an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people this week, China's Foreign Ministry said Saturday. ..

Assistance includes tents, towels, beds and other materials, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Afghanistan early Wednesday near the Pakistani border, about 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Kabul.

($ 1 = 6.6878 Chinese RMB) (reported by Brenda Goh, edited by John Stonestreet)